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Win 10 and Open Office

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#1 dannyboy950


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 01:20 PM

I have been using open office for several years now. I notice when I compose a post in open office and then try to paste in BC,s reply window that it does not seem to like the ODT file format.  The post renders out like it is triple spaced or more.


Would anyone know why. Do I need to save it as plain text first before copy and pasteing or what?

I have a rather long post I need to compile offline and I would rather not take up a lot more space than necessary.

I see from some posts this is happening to others also so it is not just me alone.

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#2 Johnny Computer

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 01:58 PM

Hi Dannyboy950-


I have used both Open Office and Word 2013 to compose replies extensively here at BC.  The best combination I have found has been to use the Word option to paste the text.  It works best with Word but it may give you better results then pasting normally with Open Office as well.


So, when composing your reply click the “More Reply Options” box.  Then on the next screen click on the “Paste from Word” option and then paste into the box that opens.  That may or may not  help.  If you have access to Word that keeps the formatting the best in my experience.
















Additionally, if you want to get really particular and you know how,  you could always just include the BB code within your post and paste it using the button shown in the image below which toggles you back and forth from being able to post regular text to being able to post text with embedded BB code.




Hope this helps   :) 

Edited by Johnny Computer, 20 December 2015 - 02:10 PM.

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